If you could close just one more sale each week, what would that mean to your business and income?
Why do people get stalled in their decision to work with you?
What do you have in common with those people that are stalled in their decision?
Every business owner experiences time where it feels like everyone in their pipeline is stalling for some reason or another. Learning just 3 simple ways to “release” the indecision of your prospects can make a huge difference to relieve the stress of stalled sales and help increase profits.
Discover how to identify if the prospect is actually interested or if they are just avoiding the ‘no’. Learn and get ready to apply three ways to move prospects from “I don’t know” to “Yes, let’s get started!” How to create urgency without creating pressure. Learn how to know when to move on and regain your time and energy for those prospects that need your help!
Join us if you want to support your prospects in making better decisions.
ATTENDEE BONUS: If you want to have a repeatable, proven process for engaging and converting your prospects, you’ll want to book a discovery session with me.
MEET OUR EXPERT: KELLI SAMPLE
Kelli Sample is a sales and business strategist. She works with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and professionals to help them unleash their inner sales potential so they don’t have to think about what to say next and just be present in the sales interactions.
Inspired and determined when she was told she could not sell because she was an Engineer, Kelli made the decision to learn how to become the best sales person she could be. After several years of sales success, Kelli was promoted to be one of 6 National Trainers for a high-end retailer of over 1,700 sales employees. Kelli developed and trained on several topics including sales skills, product knowledge, customer psychology, behavior profiling, and business systems. Kelli also worked as a sales trainer in Software-as a Solution Sales (SaS) redeveloping their sales training for their inside sales department.
CONTACT INFORMATION: KELLI SAMPLE
Kelli Sample, Sales and Business Strategist www.kellisample.com
“Hold me now, it’s hard for me to say, I’m sorry” (With apologies to Barry Manilow)
By Dave Wallace
Why is saying “I’m sorry” to a client so hard to utter?
When you apologize, do you apologize for your apology?
Did you know that if you apologize incorrectly it can be fatal to your business?
If you’re in business, you’ve made mistakes. After all, we’re all human. So, you apologize. But, did you know that a poorly crafted apology can do more harm than good? Learning how to apologize is critical to your ongoing success, unless you’re the one business in the world that never makes a mistake!
In our time together, you’ll learn about a scientific theory called the “Service Recovery Paradox (SRP)”. You’ll learn the key elements of a business apology. And, most importantly, you’ll learn how to choreograph a business apology to maximize the SRP.
Register if you want to have your business apology prepared in advance!
ATTENDEE BONUS: Attendees to this workshop will be able to schedule a 1:1 meeting with me to discuss your sales challenges. It doesn’t have to be about business apologies, it could be about anything having to do with your sales/business development efforts. Special attendee pricing will be explained at the event.
MEET OUR EXPERT: DAVE WALLACE
Dave Wallace, our 1,800th Member. Four-time presenter, showing us how to say “I’m sorry” in business.
B2B sales are more complex than ever. Status quo bias is real and incredibly difficult to overcome. Storytelling is of paramount importance in sales. And businesses that focus their storytelling efforts on organizations that they can confidently define as an ideal customer increase their average sale size, decrease the length of their sales cycle, and increase their pipeline close rate. Translation: they increase revenue.
With 42+ years of experience, there isn’t much I haven’t seen, experienced, or had to deal with. I’ve been where you’ve been, felt what you’ve felt, and done what you’ve done.
I’m a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame. In November 2017 I became an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author. My wife and I have two children, one grandchild, and an English Setter.
Outside of work, I’m a passionate cyclist, logging in excess of 7,000 miles per year and running a 300+ person cycling group. Cycling has taught me three important things that are directly applicable to my work: humility, tenacity, and teamwork.
CONTACT INFORMATION: DAVE WALLACE
ITINERARY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
9:15 – REGISTRATION & OPEN NETWORKING
11:00 – ENDS
BUT STICK AROUND! OPEN NETWORKING FOR ANOTHER FULL HOUR BEFORE OUR NEXT EVENT – OUR LUNCH & LEARN
Info & Separate RSVP for our Lunch & Learn at
WisOwners Lunch & Learn: Advance Stalled Sales
Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 11:00 AM
EXACTA Corporation 16595 W Bluemound Rd Brookfield, WI
13 Wisconsin Business Owners Attending
Advance Stalled Sales by Kelli Sample If you could close just 1 more sale each week, what would that mean to your business and income? Why do people get stalled in their decision to work with you? What do you have in common with those people that are stalled in their decision? Every business owner experiences time where it feels like everyone in th…
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***SPEECHES MAY BE VIDEOTAPED or PHOTOGRAPHED***
Your attendance means you accept being shown on tape +/or in photos.
Be Prepared to create stronger networking connections. Be Prepared is not just the Boy Scout motto. It’s the way to get the most out of your networking efforts.
Whether you aim to do personal or professional networking, Meetup.com is a great site for enlarging your network. Here we’ll share a couple of tips to use at Meetup.com and other networking sites to help you make stronger networking connections.
Before you go to your networking event or Meetup, take a look at who else will be there. At meetup, just click on their names and you’ll be taken to the profiles of attendees. Make a list of two or three (or more) who you’d like to meet. Have a question or two in mind for when you meet them. Include “I noticed on your Member profile that your ideal prospect is “X” – can you tell me more about that? Or, your profile says you’re also a Member of “X” groups; how do you like them?
The first time I shared this tip with a member of Wisconsin Business Owners, just before a Meetup, she was looking at the list of attendees online and exclaimed, “Welcome, Theresa” as the new member who’d registered walked through the door. Theresa was pleasantly surprised to be so warmly greeted by name, and a light bulb clicked on for the member who greeted Theresa. Both got off to a strong start for the day.
There are a number of ways to create personalized, memorable and stronger networking connections. Ninety percent of success is showing up. Ninety percent of the remainder is your attitude once you show up!
In a tech-obsessed culture, it can be difficult to build genuine relationships with people, especially in the workplace. Robert Reffkin shares his tips and tricks for establishing authentic connections on the job.
Robert Reffkin is on a mission to help everyone find their place in the world.
Why you should listen
Robert Reffkin was inspired to enter the world of real estate by his mother, Ruth, a longtime agent who now proudly works at Compass, the real estate company Reffkin cofounded in 2012. After completing a bachelor’s at Columbia University in less than three years, Reffkin worked at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs and as a Fellow in the White House before returning to Columbia for his MBA. He ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for charities — including for New York Needs You, the non-profit he founded to serve young people living below the poverty line who are the first in their families to go to college. Reffkin lives in Tribeca with his wife Benis and their three children.
Practical Networking & True Relationship-Building for 21st Century Businesses
by Maggie Mongan & Tamara Burkett
Practical Networking and Relationship Building are essential parts of your business development activities. These activities look different than they did 10 years ago. Time to learn how to create business relationships to improve your business’s success rate.
During our time together Maggie will:
– Define how networking and relationship-building are different activities and what to focus on during each one.
– Phrases to create unique and memorable conversations.
– Reveal and correct the #1 Networking Myth.
– The 2 things to do with everyone you meet.
– Tips for better networking conversations and follow-ups.
Next, Tamara will discuss the power of a 21st century tool to boost your networking and relationship building activities:
– Most of us know the value of CRM and might even have one, but most of us lack the discipline of using our CRM. The two main barriers are data entry and developing a follow up process. During our time together, I will explain:
– How to quickly enter contact info after networking. I’ll include a strategy for prioritizing contacts and identifying relationships roles.
– How to stay memorable. Identifying reasons to reach out to add value to others.
MEET OUR EXPERTS: Maggie Mongan & Tamara Burkett
Maggie Mongan and Tamara Burkett, Presenters of Practical Networking and Relationship Building
Maggie Mongan, is a tenured Master Business Coach and 3-time #1 Bestselling Business Author, who serves Entrepreneurs and the Small Business Sector to simplify their success. With over 30 years of leadership and management, she is a trusted guide to her clients. Maggie is recognized as a Small Business Success Influencer.
Tamara Burkett is a Customer Loyalty Architect and #1 Bestselling Business Author, who trains professionals who are committed to building strong business relationships. Tamara helps them find the right system to manage relationships and simplify their follow-ups and improve their productivity levels and profitability.
Come Join Us!***
Details and RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/wisconsin-business-owners/events/267796738/
Click on the “I’m going box” to register now. You’ll reserve your seat to network with other authentic relationship builders. Bring plenty of business cards and brochures to share! Better yet, join our morning session – Fast Pitch Networking – as well! (Separate registrations for the Special Morning Session and the Lunch & Learn.)
*** ITINERARY Friday, Jan 31, 2020 ***
11:00 MEET & GREET
Registration & Open Networking for Lunch & Learn begins
12:00 (Noon) – All-You-Can-Eat Pizza & Salad!
Network with great Business Owners and build strong
relationships at your table while Lunching.
12:25 to 12:31 – Break (Get seconds, dessert, etc.)
12:32 – Keith’s Minute
12:34 – Speaker Introductions
12:35 – Speaker Presentation: Maggie Mongan & Tamara Burkett
1:25 – Prize Drawings
1:30 – End… or stick around to build true relationships!
Get the Volume 3 eBook at Amazon for only 99 cents today, release day only. That’s an 87.5 % discount! Regular eBook pricing after release day is $7.95.
Many of your Wisconsin Business Owners Organizers and fellow Members are Authors of Volumes 1, 2, and 3! Many of the Authors have been outstanding Presenters at our Lunch & Learns and Special Morning Workshops.
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“Business Speed Dating” ~ Welcome to Fast Pitch Networking, Wisconsin.
Here’s your opportunity to talk with everyone!
Practice your “elevator speech” because you’ll want to have time to share, and to listen, to 30-second commercials…as many as 20++…at this event! Practice listening, too…so you can hit that pitch out of the park!
We’ll be starting promptly at 9, so get there early to register and to enjoy the Coffee (and Danish and Juice and Water) bar.
***ITINERARY for Wisconsin Networking, Friday, April 26th, 2019***
8:30 AM REGISTRATION: CHECK-IN (detailed directions and free parking instructions at Meetup.com where you RSVP)
9 AM Three minute introduction of our Hosts, Dennis Hill, Ph.D., and Wendy Frausto, both of EXACTA Corporation.
9:03 The fastpitch Wisconsin Networking begins!
Attendees will be in Group A or B.Group A will be on one side of the tables. Group B on the other.
Starting at 9:03, you’ll have 4 minutes to:
A) Give your 30-second commercial
B) Give your 30-second commercial
A) Ask questions
B) Answer questions and ask your own
A) Answer Questions A+B) Decide if you’d like to pursue a deeper one-on-one another time. We encourage 1:1 meetings between our Meetup events for more Wisconsin Networking.
If appropriate and agreed upon, set up multiple follow-ups!
All the “A” people get up, move one chair to the right, and we start again!
We’re aiming to get each of us together with as many as 20 or 25+ other people for a great, personal exchange of ideas and info in two hours, plus networking time before the event and any arrangements to enjoy one-on-one meetings after our Wisconsin networking meetup!
Author of WebForging, A Practical Guide to the Art of Forging Your Web Presence https://WebForging.com This 242-page guide is written in non-geek speak especially for small business owners. Copies are available for half off ($20) if Keith signs yours at the event!
We aim to extend the value of the enhanced relationships built in our Wisconsin Business Owners Group, in person and online. Extend the value of your deepening relationships with our LinkedIn Wisconsin Business Owners Group.